Person of interest: Yuja Wang, classical music pianist
“Certain music always makes him cry,” said Mushrow. “Especially classical music or pop songs about love. People sometimes think he’s crying because he’s upset. We found out it’s because certain music releases all these emotions in his brain.” Smith-Magenis syndrome is a developmental disorder that can result in mild to moderate intellectual disability, delayed speech or language skills and behavioral problems. People with the syndrome can act out with temper tantrums and outbursts, even though their personalities are often warm and engaging. According to the National Institute of Health the syndrome is caused by a chromosomal abnormality and affects an estimated one in 25,000 people worldwide. Researchers believe the syndrome is underreported and as many as one in 15,000 people worldwide could be suffering from the disease. The Mushrows noticed Louis’ symptoms as soon as he was born. As a newborn he refused to feed on his own, which initially his doctors thought was related to being born six weeks premature. However, Lisa Mushrow was concerned there was another underlying cause. Turner Syndrome Tot Wins Life’s Lottery “As a mum I just knew something wasn’t right,” says Lisa. “We decided to have genetic testing done. The results came back saying he had Smith-Magenis Syndrome. We walked away with a sickening feeling. It was the worst day of our lives.” In addition to crying when he hears music, Louis has difficulty eating food as a result of the syndrome.
Syndrome Makes Boy Cry When He Hears Music
Google appears to be testing a new way to display the top search result for music videos. (Credit: Screenshot by YvoSchaap via Twitter) Music videos are no small potatoes for YouTube, and Google’s looking at making them bigger in Google Search results — literally. Related stories: Chrome for iOS learns pronouns As part of Google’s quest to more tightly integrate its different services, the company appears to be experimenting with how music videos appear in Google Search results, according to the blog Google Operating System . The top search result for a music video would be significantly larger preview of the video itself, in the style of a Google Now card, with additional information such as the artist name, song title, album name, and year released. It’s not clear if the preview will let you play the video directly from the search results list, or if you’ll have to click through to YouTube. It’s also unclear whether Google will be opening this test out to more people. A request for comment by Google and YouTube was not immediately returned. CNET will update the story when we hear back from them. Here’s how the search results look now for the same artist and song. (Credit: Screenshot by Google Operating System) Topics:
Wang has established herself as one of the top pianists on the classical music circuit, hailed for her technical ability and the depth of her interpretation. Since debuting with Ottawa’s National Arts Center Orchestra in 2005, she has played with many of the best orchestras in the world, in Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and beyond. Ms. Wang, who is from China, has also raised eyebrows for her controversial concert attire. Her bright tight dresses contrast with the black tuxedos and long skirts typical of the musicians she often fronts; when she bows to the audience, her hair flops forward, in a move almost as dramatic as her playing style. So Ms. Wang is no stranger to attention, nor to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She joined the PSO for five concerts on its recent European festivals tour, playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in Austria, France, Germany and Romania. Of her performance of that piece with the PSO in June, former Post-Gazette classical music critic Andrew Druckenbrod wrote , “Her playing was loud, often harsh and generally unconnected with the orchestra. I am hoping she just had an off night, and there were some redeeming moments.” Apparently, it’s not only Ms.